1999

Bluechips Microhouse is founded by Mr. Thomas Zimpfer in Lamphun, Thailand and is given formal approval by the Board of Investment

2000

Production officially begins in March 2000 with several customers putting their faith in Bluechips to grow and fulfil their production requirements  

2003

Bluechips receives official ISO9001:2000 certification to reflect the early growth of the company as well as our commitment to optimising our production processes.

2005

2005 saw many improvements in our machinery with a new reflow oven, pick and place machine and milling machine increasing our capabilities substantially. In particular, Bluechips began to offer full housing manufacturing as part of our service.

2006:

Bluechips improved our processes by investing significantly into new machinery and software. LabVIEW and SolidWorks are implemented as well as several new wave soldering machines. This improvement is reflected in our ISO9001 re-certification.

2007

SAP goes live at the start of the year to streamline our internal processes. Bluechips also introduces mould design and analysis, Automatic Optical Inspection and Rapid Prototyping to our service. Our experience in the HMI industry is reflected in the first offering of our own touch screen product.

2008

Our continual investment in machinery and technology continues with the acquisition of further soldering, welding, flow and SMT machines. In-circuit functional testing is included in our service.

Bluechips exhibits at our first SPS IPC trade show in Nuremberg, which we have attended every year since. 

2009

On the 10th anniversary of our establishment, our continuous self-improvement continues with the company being awarded ISO14001 certification, highlighting our commitment to environmentally friendly production.

2010

Bluechips invests in laser marking and bonding machines further ensuring that the company can provide products to our customers from consultation to delivery.

After a thorough design process, the official ground-breaking for our new factory takes place towards the end of the year – signalling a new era of growth for Bluechips. 

2011

The XD7500NT x-ray machine is purchased so that Bluechips can further improve our testing processes.

2013

Bluechips invests in further automatic coding, die-bonding, vapour and SMD machinery.

2014

Bluechips is awarded an SSM supplier award as recognition of our consistent standard of production and manufacturing. Due to the high volume of new customers, New Product Introduction is introduced as a specialist internal department, ensuring we have the room for further growth.

2015

The first product is officially produced at our new headquarters and factory in Chiang Mai. The full relocation of production and offices is to follow in a matter of weeks. 

2016

Bluechips is granted SA8000 accreditation, highlighting our commitment to providing a quality work environment for our talented team. The company is also recommended for official ESD accreditation for the entire factory floor. 

FUTURE

Further growth and accreditation is expected in the near future, with OHSAS 18001 and ISO13485 all expected soon. Our new factory will continue to provide the potential for substantially increased production capabilities.

The new building for Contract Manufacturing Services
A conceptual image of our new factory devised in 2008
Ground-breaking at the new location for Electronic Manufacturing Services
The ground-breaking ceremony for our new HQ at San Khampaeng
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Our factory near completion in early 2015
Official certification for the new EMS location of Bluechips
A member of our QA team with our official factory approval
PCB production in the new factory can start
The first production team to move to Bluechips San Khampaeng